Nothing better, from the spectator point of view than having two teams coming off a tough loss. Both sides will do whatever it takes to return to the victory column, especially when winning could mean a lot more than three points.
Inter Miami has had a rocky season, but still has hopes of advancing to the postseason. Right now, they’re one victory away from climbing to seventh place. On the other hand, Nashville SC is in second place in the Eastern Conference, 15 points behind the New England Revolution, but they’ve played two games less.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports and soccer betting lines for Miami vs Nashville. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Game: Inter Miami vs Nashville SC
Location: DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Time: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: MLS Live on ESPN+
Major League Soccer Betting Lines
|Inter Miami||Pk -120||+170||2 -155o||1½ +165o/-210u|
|Nashville SC||Pk -110||+175||2 +125u||1½ +180o/-230u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 5
- Inter Miami Victories: 1 (2 goals)
- Nashville SC Victories: 2 (5 goals)
- Draws: 2
The teams already met twice in 2021. Their first meeting, at Nissan Stadium, finished with a goalless draw. Their second meeting, at DRV PNK Stadium, finished with a 2-1 victory for Inter Miami. Gonzalo Higuain and Indiana Vassilev scored for Inter Miami, while C.J. Sapong struck for Nashville.
Nashville finished with a clean sheet in three of their five meetings with Inter Miami. Nevertheless, they’ve never been able to win at DRV PNK Stadium.
Why Bet on Inter Miami?
Inter Miami sits in ninth place with 32 points thanks to a 9-5-10 record. I know that’s not good enough for you to include them in your soccer picks. However, I do believe they’re much better than that, especially on offense.
Most recently, they lost 4-0 to the New York Bulls. Sounds bad, right? But that was their first loss in their last seven games. Prior to that, they won five games and only drew against Orlando City, just as we predicted.
They’ve scored 24 goals. I know, having Gonzalo Higuain, Rodolfo Pizarro, and Robbie Robinson should be more. Nevertheless, they’ve suffered a lot from the injury bug. Higuain leads the team in scoring with nine goals.
Defensively, they’ve to improve a lot. The 27 shots faced last weekend were the most Miami has ever faced in an MLS match. Head coach Phil Neville used to be a defender; he should be able to figure it out.
To be fair, Ventura Alvarado, Ryan Shawcross, Ian Fray, and Joevin Jones didn’t play in their last game due to injury. They all are defensive players and remain questionable. Jorge Figal is also out after getting a red card in their last game.
They’re 5-2-6 when playing at home, 5-7-1 against the spread and 9-4 over/under.
Their expected lineup is Nick Marsman; Leandro Gonzalez, Christian Makoun, Kelvin Leerdam; Blaise Matuidi, Brek Shea, Lewis Morgan, Jay Chapman; Rodolfo Pizarro, Indiana Vassilev, Gonzalo Higuain.
Why Bet on Nashville SC?
Beyond scores and odds, Nashville SC has had a great season. They sit in second place in the Eastern Conference with 41 points thanks to a 10-11-3 record. No other team in the league has lost fewer games.
Most recently, they lost 2-1 to Toronto FC. That was their first loss in their last six games. Previously, they beat DC United, Atlanta United, New York City FC and Montreal. They also drew with Orlando City.
Nashville hasn’t lost consecutive matches since August 2020 in its fifth and sixth all-time MLS matches.
Individually, Hany Mukhtar has been playing really well. He has scored 10 goals while also having eight assists. If he keeps playing like this, he could be a solid candidate for MVP.
“What we’ve seen this year, someone who’s much more confident, settled, composed and comfortable in his surroundings. Not just the city he’s in, but the team he is with and the fluidity (he and his teammates) have,” said manager Gary Smith to the press.
Mukhtar isn’t alone. C.J. Sapong has also scored 10 goals. The veteran is one of two active players to record at least one 10-goal season with three different teams. Nashville has scored 39 goals, the fourth-best record in the conference.
They’re 2-5-3 when playing on the road, 6-3-1 against the spread and 3-7 over/under.
No major injuries to report here. Their expected lineup is Joe Willis, Walker Zimmerman, David Romney, Alistair Johnston; Brian Anunga, Daniel Lovitz, Anibal Godoy, Taylor Washington, Hany Mukhtar; C.J. Sapong, Daniel Rios.
Final Analysis, Predictions
Inter Miami has turned things around, but that’s not going to be enough against Nashville SC. Miami has lost more games at home than on the road and Nashville needs to win this game to keep chasing New England. I expect a close game in which both will score. The total will go over.
Don’t forget to check the online sports betting props for this and other games to increase your winning chances. Both teams scoring offers a -115 price.
Score Prediction: Nashville SC 2, Inter Miami 1